The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village: if these M. Night Shyamalan titles make you recall nostalgic moments from your movie watching days of old, then you might be excited by what Blumhouse Productions has in store: a new, low-budget thriller from Shyamalan that Universal has acquired and slated for release next year.

Deadline reports that Universal Pictures will release M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit to theaters on September 11th, 2015. A secretive movie that Shyamalan self-financed, wrote and directed, The Visit was filmed on and near his Pennsylvania property without any big studio involvement.

After shooting commenced, Shyamalan made a deal with Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, which this past summer signed a 10-year extension of their first-look arrangement with Universal. The studio liked what they saw and picked up worldwide distribution rights for the film. Here's the synopsis for The Visit (via Deadline):

"The Visit focuses on a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day."

The last time Shyamalan worked with Universal was when the company released the elevator-set film Devil (2010), which was directed by John Erick Dowdle and produced by Shyamalan. The director's work can be seen on the small screen next year on Fox's Wayward Pines, a TV series based on the novel Pines by Blake Crouch. Shyamalan executive produces the series and also directed the pilot episode.

Source: Deadline
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